Lyin-Oats
Toby   United States
 
 
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Gaming Consumption

Main Course
Games I am currently focused on

Lost Ark (Regulus US East)
Elden Ring

Side Dishes
Games I play in short bursts

Age of Empires 4

Favorite Snacks
Games I keep coming back to

Switch Games

Dessert
Games I'm looking forward to playing

Ashes of Creation ( mah referral link: https://ashesofcreation.com/r/JN3HE1T46789RPZ1 )
Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines 2
40k:DarkTide
Baldur's Gate 3 (Released from Early Access)
Lost Epoch (Released from Early Access)
Coral island


Left Overs
Games I should really finish

Way too many to think about :fear:


Currently Offline
Favorite Game
523
Hours played
70
Achievements
Review Showcase
108 Hours played
Pros:
+ Campaign is amazing - historical documentary style story telling feels like it was pulled straight out of those old History Channel shows.
+ Civs numbers may seem small compared to other AoE titles, but Relic has done a great job differentiating each civilization with their own unique economic bonuses, technologies, and units.
+ Unique playstyles per civ makes them play differently
+ On-boarding for new players is very thorough. Tutorial is easy to follow and Challenge modes allow players to test how optimized their playstyle is to a limited extent.
+ Standard game modes are there (Campaign, Skirmish, Coop Vs AI, 1v1, Team VS, FFA, etc.)
+ Mastery System for each civ introduces each of their unique playstyle/techs with added challenge
+ Some small account personalization included (TC statue, player banner, etc.)
+ Decent map variety with typical AOE randomization adds additional replayability.

Neutral:
= Aesthetics of projectiles/weapons aren't the best (e.g. too large, fly in weird angles, etc), but after a while you start to appreciate the clarity they provide
= Art style is more colorful. Very painterly/tapestry-like, which may not appeal to everyone's taste.
= Pure RTS game through and through. While it brings mechanics from other RTS titles, AOE4 does not really innovate on much of the mechanics seen from games before it.

Cons:
- Some imbalance with civs, which is expected with a new RTS ( as of this writing French and Mongols are on the stronger side).
- Plenty of bugs and issues:
- Civ bugs make them underpowered (HRE Prelate, Nest of Bees, etc.)
- Or overpowered (Mongol speed bug)
- Replay and post game charts has some bugs that displays incorrect information

Overall, it's a very enjoyable game. Well worth it if you're into RTS games or looking to get into the genre. With enough support from Relic and Microsoft, this is a game I'll keep coming back to.

Recent Activity

458 hrs on record
last played on May 14
108 hrs on record
last played on May 10
14.4 hrs on record
last played on May 10
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Comments
HENDY Mar 13, 2019 @ 6:03pm 
bum bum ♥♥♥♥
Yeet Jul 21, 2012 @ 2:48pm 
Ho ho I'm in your base!
Yeet Jul 7, 2011 @ 11:06am 
Look at all the pretty games.